Rank 2018 (more)
OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.
Computer Science is a dynamic and developing field that is increasingly pervading every aspect of society. In this program you will learn the fundamental principles underpinning computer science and learn practical software technology development skills for many different platforms and applications.
You will have the choice of studying topics such as Programming Languages, Distributed Computing, Computer Architectures, Algorithms and Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Programming for Web, Mobile and Embedded Applications, Scientific Computing, Visualisation and Big Data Mining, and Analytics. You can choose between one of two majors and also select from a range of elective courses. In the last year of your studies, you will complete a practical project for industry or research placement providing first-hand experience of the knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed in full-time employment.
This program is offered via full-time, part-time, on-campus and in-person mode. To be classed as full-time, students must enrol in at least three courses per trimester.
Students must complete a 20 credit point Work Integrated Learning course in their third year as either 10 credit points + 10 credit points over two trimesters or 20 credit points in one trimester. This Work Integrated Learning course can be taken as either an Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) or a team-based Industry Project. IAP has been designed to integrate students into the workplace through the completion of an industry based software development project. It is designed to benefit both the student as well as the industry partner. IAP requires both an industry professional supervisor and an academic supervisor. The maximum workplace attendance requirement will be 2.5 days a week (20 hours) over 12 weeks (i.e. 240 hours).
The inclusion of work-integrated learning in this degree demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life
Students will gain direct industry experience through the completion of the core 20 credit point Work Integrated Learning course in their capstone year.
This program prepares students for careers as a software developer, computer programmer, web and mobile applications developer, data scientist, systems analyst, computer games programmer, software systems architect and computer scientist.
It is anticipated that the Bachelor of Computer Science will meet the accreditation requirements for graduates to become a Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS) at the professional level. The Australian Computer Society accredits the programs on a five-year cycle.
It is expected that graduates will be eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and the program has been designed to specifically meet level 1 accreditation. Students and graduates can also join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 30.0||$375.00||$30,000.00|
|2018||Fee Band 29.5||$368.75||$29,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.